Kaiser Permanente Investing $200 Million to Address Housing Instability, Improve Health

Kaiser Permanente

Every day, more than 550,000 people in the United States are affected by housing instability and homelessness. Recognizing the impact housing status has on health, Kaiser Permanente announced an impact investment of $200 million and is teaming up with mayors and CEOs nationwide to reduce homelessness and housing instability. The health system’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and… Read more »

Texas awards millions for community mental health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Kelli Weldon

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities. In 2017, Rep. Four Price’s House Bill 13 established HHSC’s Community Mental Health Grant Program and provides $30 million in state funds over the 2018-19 biennium to be matched by… Read more »

Mental Health Headlines: What we can do for our kids following the Santa Fe, Texas shooting

Hogg Foundation

The Hogg Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those impacted by the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, and for the lives lost. Our hearts go out to the students, teachers, and administrators of Santa Fe High School and their families. We share the broader public’s bewilderment and frustration that these mass shooting incidents have become so common. It is important that we avoid either… Read more »

GCBO’s Bird of the Month

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

GCBO’s Bird of the Month: May Common Pauraque   The common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) is a common year-round resident in South Texas and one of the special birds that can only be seen within Texas in the ABA area. They are found predominantly south of a line from Port O’Connor to San Antonio to Del Rio with a only few records north of this line… Read more »

Exhibitions Opening and Public Programs

Lawndale Art Center

Exhibitions Opening Opening Reception: May 25, 2018  6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook! 2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition featuring Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and htx people project: In Real Life May 25 – July 29, 2018 John M. O’Quinn Gallery     This annual exhibition showcases the work of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program participants. The Artist Studio Program is a nine-month… Read more »

APPLICATION NOW OPEN: 2018 Texas Health Champion Award

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

The Texas Health Champion Award is presented to public health leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and/or raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. Nominees considered for the award may be individuals, organizations, or project teams from community organizations, educational agencies, non-profit organizations, or government offices.  The 2018 Texas Health Champion Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Texas Health Champion… Read more »

New Study Finds U.S. Nonprofits and Foundations Aligned in Concern over Tax Law

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

A majority of U.S. nonprofit and foundation leaders are concerned about a potential decrease in charitable giving in the wake of tax legislation passed by Congress late last year, a new study released today by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) reveals.

HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Beth Shapiro has dug for prehistoric bones in Siberia. Ralph DeBerardinis has improved the lives of kids with metabolic diseases. Jesse Bloom has uncovered genetic secrets that could help fight the flu. Shapiro, DeBerardinis, and Bloom are among 19 scientists whose work is dramatically advancing our understanding of cells, the brain, metabolism, and more. Today, these scientists all share a new title: Howard Hughes… Read more »

Not that this is taking place Texas, but we have to take this opportunity to applaud ABBVIE for their donation of $100 Million to Strengthen Access to Healthcare, Housing for Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico. Thank you for your gift.

AbbVie, Habitat for Humanity, Direct Relief

bbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a donation of $100 million to two organizations, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity International, to strengthen access to healthcare and housing in Puerto Rico. The organizations will receive $50 million each. This donation is an extension of the more than $4 million AbbVie provided following the unprecedented natural disasters of 2017. “AbbVie has a longstanding… Read more »

New funding opportunity

RWJF Funding Alerts

Access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages is essential to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. As advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers create policies and programs to promote the well-being of children, it is important to provide them with a body of evidence that shows the best approaches and strategies to improve children’s nutrition habits, dietary intake, and weight status.     … Read more »

Funding AlertFunding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   STD Data Now Available on the DSHS Texas Health Data Page http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#A   Health, Higher Education Top ‘Slate 90’ List of Nonprofits by Revenue http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#B   Nonprofits Are America’s Third Largest Employer http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#C   Nonprofits Expanding Programs, Staff Despite Challenges http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#D   Public Funding Opportunities   Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants: SM-18-019 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#E   Company Relocation… Read more »

The Big Show 2018 | Submissions Now Open

Lawndale Art Center

The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.   Juror Evelyn C. Hankins, PhD Senior Curator Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden      Evelyn C. Hankins has been a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2007. While at the Hirshhorn, she has also organized an array of projects, including Mark… Read more »

Announcing Inaugural Fellow for St. Elmo Artist Residency in Austin

The Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Artist Katy McCarthy is the first recipient of the St. Elmo Arts Residency and fellowship, which is presented by the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The residency will take place over the 2018-19 academic year and will include a solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center.  Launching in fall 2018,… Read more »

The Results are In for the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, but You Can Still Help

The Caring Place

On Saturday, May 12th, The National Association of Letter Carriers Local 181 branch participated in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.  The community was invited to leave non-perishables by their mailbox for the letter carriers to retrieve.  On the day of the official event local Scouts assisted staff and volunteers by unloading food from mail trucks.  All food from this campaign was donated to… Read more »

Texas Christian Community Development Network in Fort Worth on June 7th

Texas Christian Community Development Network

If you’re in Tarrant County, come hang out with us in Fort Worth on June 7th. We’ll be hosting Growing & Developing Our Community-Fort Worth, an event on Christian community development on June 7th at 9 a.m. at Southside City Church, 2100 W Louden St | Fort Worth, TX 76110. Hear from TxCCDN Executive Director, Rucker Preston, Darrel Auvenshine, and Dametra Stevenson, about Christian community… Read more »

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

Pew Internet and Technology Research Center: Aaron Smith & Kenneth Olmstead

Americans tend to view the impact of the internet and other digital technologies on their own lives in largely positive ways, Pew Research Center surveys have shown over the years. A survey of U.S. adults conducted in January 2018 finds continuing evidence of this trend, with the vast majority of internet users (88%) saying the internet has, on balance, been a mostly good thing… Read more »

Board of Regents approve new civil engineeringprogram at Texas State From: Blaschke, Jayme Sent: Thu, May 24, 2018 at 8:21 pm To: Regents052418.doc (49.9 KB) Texas State University News from the Office of Media Relations Jayme Blaschke 601 University Drive jb71@txstate.edu San Marcos, TX 78666 05/24/18 (512) 245-2180 Board of Regents approve new civil engineering program at Texas State

Texas State University

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program, the first in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI).  The board approved the new degree during its quarterly meeting May 24 in Round Rock. Texas State will begin offering the civil engineering program through the Ingram School… Read more »

Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

McKinsey & Company: Scott Keller and Mary Meaney

In Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths (Bloomsbury Publishing, June 2017),1McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Mary Meaney address the ten basic issues facing leaders: attracting and retaining talent, developing current talent, managing performance, creating leadership teams, making decisions, reorganizing to capture value quickly, reducing long-term overhead costs, making culture a competitive advantage, leading transformational change, and transitioning to new leadership roles. “Attracting and retaining… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Nonprofits Boosting Use of Digital Fundraising, Advocacy http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#A   Some Mobile Phone Apps Help Diabetes Patients Improve Health but Hundreds Remain Unstudied http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#B     Public Funding Opportunities   Consulting Services Supporting Procurement and Contracting: RFPHHS0001421 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#C   Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-18-013 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-3.aspx#D Investigation of the Transmission of… Read more »